Panasonic on Wednesday launched two new smartphones, expanding its ‘Eluga A’ series in the country. The big highlight of this Panasonic Eluga A3 and Panasonic Eluga A3 Guru is their 4000mAh batteries. Rs. 12,790 respectively, and are now available in most Panasonic brand stores and other retail outlets in India.
The only differences between the two smartphones will be their storage capacities and chip. Design wise, the Panasonic Eluga A3 and Panasonic Eluga A3 Guru sport a metal design, with a single camera set in the back, and antenna bands in the top and bottom edges. There’s a home button in the front where the fingerprint detector resides, and also the Micro-USB port is observed at the bottom border. The volume and power keys are on the right edge, while the 3.5mm audio jack sits on the top edge of the handsets. The two smartphones will be available in Mocha Gold, Gold, and Grey color options.
In terms of specifications, the Panasonic Eluga A3 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and supports dual-SIM slots. The smartphone is powered with the 64-bit 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC paired with Mali-T720 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It gives 16GB of inbuilt storage with the option to expand farther via a microSD slot (up to 128GB).
Optics on the Panasonic Eluga A3 include a 13-megapixel rear sensor with LED Flash support and PDAF. There is an 8-megapixel front facing camera for selfies and video chats too. The dimensions on the Panasonic Eluga A3 are in 148.7×72.4×9.1mm, and the smartphone weighs 161 g.
The Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro has nearly identical specifications except the smartphone is powered with the 1.3GHz octa-core MediTtek MT6753 SoC, and provides 32GB of internal storage.
Commenting on the launch, Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said in a statement, “Additional to the positive reaction of Eluga Ray series, we’re happy to introduce two more powerful smartphones in the Eluga portfolio – Eluga A3 and A3 Professional. With the new improved features and improved quality the user will have the ability to do so much more. The Smartphones come in 3 stunning colours – Mocha Gold, Gold and Grey which define and compliment customer’s style quotient. Moreover, our AI Assistant – Arbo will monitor and understand all your activities and allow you to create a schedule so that you don’t miss out on anything in your daily routine.”